These are the regularly scheduled classes you have loved and attended for years. A class with (Z) indicates Zoom. Members can drop into these classes unless registration is indicated.
These are the regularly scheduled series that mix it up every four to eight weeks: guest speakers, entertainment, one offs, and often truly ‘special’ programs. Many require online registrations or Front Desk sign up.
These are all the fun things the Special Events Committee plans, events that usually involve food, beverages, games and other entertainment. These usually require advance sign up and payment by a specific deadline.
Off-site excursions you can walk to, car pool, hop on a van or bus. These trips always require sign up and
deadlines, and require payment to secure your seat at sign up.
For class meeting times, and registration information, please see the calendar
with Steve McGrath
Discover the basic features, modes and controls of phone and digital cameras with this hands-on program, as well as composition and lighting for plants, people and landscape photography. The group will take field trips to practice these new skills.
*Bring your phone/camera
with Anne Wert
Class will learn various techniques and touch on the basics of painting ,including color, value, and composition. Each session will focus on a project.
with Michael Walczak
Learn the basic elements of drawing with pencil, charcoal and ink, as students complete their work. This class also delves into the therapeutic elements of self expression.
with Sheila Zompa
Designed for beginner and intermediate French learners who have a basic knowledge of French grammar. Emphasis will be on speaking. French culture will often enhance the conversational experience.
with Kate Champa
Students will learn about clay, forming objects without a wheel, glazing and firing.
*Materials fee of $15.00 per student must be paid directly to instructor at first class.
Join a self-directed gathering of studious German language students.
with Anne Rourke
This is a class for students with some previous training or experience in watercolor. You will be able to explore a variety of techniques and interesting subject matter in your work.
with Suzanne Lewis
This class is open to all levels of painting, but some drawing experience is recommended. The class will study oil and watercolor media. The class will meet at various pre-determined locations
in the Providence area.
The Art Studio is located in the basement and available for use by members when art classes are not in session.
with Alicia Elwin
For beginners, grammatical concepts will be explained in English and Spanish. Students will read text that increases in difficulty.
with Alicia Elwin
Conducted in Spanish, students learn to ‘think’ in Spanish through reading and conversation. Lessons will progress in difficulty as students read Spanish novels that require knowledge of basic grammar and verb usage.
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Meets monthly to discuss a selected title of fiction or non-fiction.
Each month the poetry group explores selected works of best-loved and lesser known poets. Copies of poems are made available in print or digitally.
facilitated by member Rick Tropper
Rick will prompt the group’s conversation on current topics based on the suggestions participants bring to the
group. This is NOT a lecture, but rather an opportunity for those who enjoy a good discussion to share their opinions about what they've been reading and hearing in the news. Bring a topic to the group, and your device of choice (laptop/phone/tablet) if you wish for ‘in real time’ fact-checking!
coordinated by member John Stevenson
Join a lively, weekly discussion group about a stimulating essay or short article.
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All levels welcome.
with member Gail Romanovich
Stay fit through the joy of dance! No partners needed. This one-hour class begins with isolation warm up exercises and progresses to mild and a moderate aerobic workout through basic Latin and Ballroom .
facilitated by members Pam Elizabeth and Carol Hoppe
An open discussion, over tea and biscuits, about participants’ thoughts, , feelings, fears and
hopes about dying. This is not a support group for grief.
A low impact class for active older adults, with upper and lower body exercises. The class helps with balance, strength, preserving bone density, vitality, and
By Sally Gruber, Certified Horticulture Therapist
Each month students will receive a kit including fresh flowers and greens, accents, container, instructions, thematic poetry or music, and of course, a sweet
*Cost of materials ~ $22 per arrangement
with member Helen Litterst
Drop in sessions. Delve into your own famiy’s journey! Working directly with Helen or stopping in for advice, members will learn about the myriad of databases available to search for public records and newspapers to uncover new information on known ancestors or discover new ancestors. Also learn about organizing family papers and documents.
with Susan Bayley
Gentle Yoga incorporates bone building and weight lifting exercises within the gentle yoga practice.
Students will need a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, yoga strap, and yoga blocks. Additional equipment for Bone Builders include ankle weights, hand weights, plus a chair for balance and support.
with Lee Clasper-Torch
At the still point of the turning world…. there the dance is
Longing for some stillness in your life? Join us for some simple, centering meditation. New and returning members are welcome.
There are ways in which we are dealing with aging and our life choices, reflecting on things we have learned over the years about what makes life interesting, and gaining perspective on barriers and struggles (including some we still have) -- all from a perspective of being "men" in our society. That can mean a lot of different things, maybe without a lot of consistency, but that is part of the conversation.
with Jodie Thompson
Take advantage of this convenient way to experience Pilates at home or onsite! Pilates are floor exercises designed for all levels to work at their own pace to strengthen and stretch core muscles.
The classic word game!
For women identified members, the Hamilton House Women's Group is an opportunity for participants to provide each other with non-judgmental support while discussing issues relevant to women's lives as they age. Topics for discussion will be generated by group members, with assistance from the facilitator.
Classes are subject to change. Please See the calendar for an up-to-date schedule of current classes and programs. Some classes listed may not be currently offered.